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Friday, February 01, 2019

Taking Back the Ballparks - The Results

And so we’ve reached the end. I want to thank everyone who participated over these past 18 months. I hope you enjoyed it.

Here’s the complete list of names. I’m not going to link every name up to the discussion, but if you click on the A’s thread here, you can find all of the nominating and voting threads.

The final names as chosen by BTF. You’re welcome to use these at any time, particularly in lieu of any of the corporate monikers that replace the previous corporate monikers (as transpired in San Francisco, Seattle and Milwaukee since our endeavor began).

We’ll order these by division
NL East
Atlanta Braves - Cobb Stadium
Miami Marlins - Fish Tank
New York Mets - Willets Point
Philadelphia Phillies - Citizens Park
Washington Nationals - Nationals Park

NL Central
Chicago Cubs - Wrigley Field
Cincinnati Reds - Riverfront Park
Milwaukee Brewers - Miller Park
Pittsburgh Pirates - Allegheny Park
St. Louis Cardinals - Busch Stadium

NL West
Arizona Diamondbacks - Sonoran Grounds
Colorado Rockies - Coors Field
Los Angeles Dodgers - Chavez Ravine
San Diego Padres - Mission Field
San Francisco Giants - China Basin

AL East
Baltimore Orioles - Camden Yards
Boston Red Sox - Fenway Park
New York Yankees - Yankee Stadium
Tampa Bay Rays - Suncoast Dome
Toronto Blue Jays - SkyDome

AL Central
Chicago White Sox - Sox Park
Cleveland Indians - Jacobs Field
Detroit Tigers - Tiger Field
Kansas City Royals - Kauffman Stadium
Minnesota Twins - Great Northern Park

AL West
Anaheim Angels - Autry Field
Houston Astros - Astrodome 2000
Oakland A’s - Oakland Coliseum
Seattle Mariners - Cascadia Field
Texas Rangers - The Ballpark in Arlington


SoSH U at work Posted: February 01, 2019 at 12:28 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. SoSH U at work Posted: February 01, 2019 at 12:50 PM (#5811069)
Upon request of Greg Pope, who deftly used Sonoran Grounds in the existing Rangers stadium thread, here is the complete list of BTF-approved stadium names.
   2. villageidiom Posted: February 01, 2019 at 01:06 PM (#5811077)
Thanks for organizing this. It was fun.

I was going to list off all the nominators, but (a) it's a lot of work, and (b) it would really just be a chance for me to take a victory lap on Autry Field, which I can do right now without all that effort.
   3. SoSH U at work Posted: February 01, 2019 at 01:10 PM (#5811081)
I was going to list off all the nominators, but (a) it's a lot of work, and (b) it would really just be a chance for me to take a victory lap on Autry Field, which I can do right now without all that effort.


Hey, I managed to drop Sonoran*, the only one of my nominees that got the nod, into the first comment in an even more subtle way.

* I only warrant half to 3/4 credit, as I didn't have Grounds attached.

   4. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: February 01, 2019 at 02:08 PM (#5811117)
As someone who IIRC voted for City Field, I still am not a huge fan of Willets Point. Most of the changes are massive improvements over their current names, though, and Astrodome 2000 is the ####### best name ever.
   5. Rusty Priske Posted: February 01, 2019 at 02:26 PM (#5811123)
The only one I really don't like is the Fish Tank, but overall this was a great project.

Agreed about Astrodome 2000.
   6. Greg Pope Posted: February 01, 2019 at 02:54 PM (#5811137)
I also enjoyed the exercise. Thanks for keeping up with this for an entire year and a half. It was fun to see the joke suggestions as well as the real ones, and I, for one, appreciate everybody who took time to make suggestions. I think we lost some steam at the end. Seemed like the voting threads got pretty short there. But still, I think this project helps us as a community.

Personally, I'm glad to see that we ended up avoiding naming any parks after players. It just didn't seem right to me, but there was certainly a group of people who felt differently. That's why we vote, right?

I'm proud that one of my suggestions was selected (although clearly Rusty disagrees).

Now, on to disseminate the park names into the world!

   7. Baldrick Posted: February 01, 2019 at 05:30 PM (#5811211)
The only one I really don't like is the Fish Tank, but overall this was a great project.

The very best one is the Fish Tank, and overall this was a great project.
   8. Rongo Posted: March 30, 2019 at 10:50 AM (#5826999)
Fantastic work! Gotta love Astrodome 2000.
   9. Lance Reddick! Lance him! Posted: March 30, 2019 at 04:00 PM (#5827075)
there was certainly a group of people who felt differently. That's why we vote, right?

This project was yet another argument against direct democracy, actually.

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